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- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- B-25 Mitchell : A U.S. Army Air Force medium bomber of the Second World War, especially noted for its unprecedented one-way mission in the Doolittle Raid, and, with major modifications, as a low-level attack aircraft against Japanese ships
- B-26 Marauder : A U.S. Army Air Force medium bomber of the Second World War, used primarily at 10-15,000 feet in the European Theater of Operations
- Battle of Midway : Generally considered to be the turning point of the Pacific Theater in the Second World War, a Japanese force intending to capture Midway Island was turned back with the loss of four aircraft carriers, at the cost of one U.S. carrier; it was the last major Japanese offensive of the war
- Battle of the Coral Sea : Fought in May 1942, the first battle between naval forces built around aircraft carriers, in which the opposing United States and Japanese ships never saw one another; it was a tactical Japanese defeat and strategic U.S. victory
- Bomber aircraft : Airplanes optimized to deliver weapons to surface targets, rather than to fight other airplanes.
- Chester Nimitz : United States Navy fleet admiral (1885-1966) who was Commander in Chief, Pacific and Pacific Ocean Areas in World War II
- Cruiser : While definitions vary with time and doctrine, a large warship capable of acting independently, as a flagship, or a major escort; capabilities include anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, land attack, and possibly ballistic missile defense
- Medal of Honor : The highest U.S. military decoration for valor, "above and beyond the call of duty", at the risk of life, in direct combat
- Military doctrine : The fundamental principles of a military organization.
- Raid : A military attack of limited duration, assuming tactical surprise, which does not attempt to hold the land of the target. It destroys capabilities, obtains intelligence, or may be intended for psychological attack.
- World War II, Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- World War II, air war, Pacific Theater strategic operations : Add brief definition or description
- World War II, air war : Air operations in the Second World War